Maintaining an online community can be difficult. Often we require the ability to send and share large files quickly with people all around the world. Many of Big Tech’s solutions to this problem can be convoluted and irritating to work around. Google Drive, for example, forces users into their ecosystem. Apple’s iCloud is a nightmare to access without the right devices. A file storage system is more than a glorified digital file cabinet, we can use storage systems to share lossless home videos with friends and family or to distribute independently published video games with audiences. How can a file-sharing solution be used to distribute data securely and privately?
First and foremost, distributing data needs to come from a foundation of security. A file storage system needs to protect your data in every capacity possible. To build a system that your files and backups can live in, a storage system needs to be encrypted, decentralized, and customizable.
When it comes to security, a platform should offer premium encryption. Encryption is more than just a security buzzword, it is one of the most effective methods of protecting data online. We use encryption to scramble data that is either in transit or within a storage system. Encryption keys are generated with which an authorized user is able to instantly unscramble and access their parcel. Encryption protects your data by creating a secondary barrier should a bad actor intercept a wifi signal or breach a storage server.
Decentralized storage works to protect data by creating redundancies in both your data and the servers on which it resides. Decentralized servers become incredibly difficult to scrape data from because of their nature, files are segmented into verified and reinforced fragments that are completely unreadable without their counterparts, which reside in a secondary location. This means that data breaches on a decentralized service will always come up empty-handed.
Using a file-sharing service to distribute data requires flexibility. Link-based, password–protected sharing gives users the ability to create sharing sessions that are time-sensitive and doubly protected. By password-protecting a link-based share, files are protected from falling into unauthorized hands, be that by misclick or untoward access.
The beauty of using a file-sharing service to distribute data privately is the incredible amount of flexibility it provides. Users are able to organize their files however they see fit while sharing large, lossless files with a single click. Using third-party hosting often limits file sizes, throttles download speeds, or restricts the content you are able to share. With truly private storage servers, content is easily distributed to a faithful audience of fans or a team of collaborators.
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Building and maintaining your own storage server can be a massive undertaking. AXEL Go makes it a breeze. Using our decentralized storage servers, storing and sharing data with your community can be as easy as clicking a link. AXEL Go handles the heavy lifting required to protect your files from bad actors and outages while providing a simple and intuitive storage solution. Try AXEL Go for free to see how you can revolutionize the way you privately distribute files.